A new baby can seem rather overwhelming, especially if this is your first experience of motherhood. Suddenly you are responsible for the care and welfare of a very demanding little person who needs looking after almost 24 hours a day.
If you have never fed, bathed or changed a baby you need to learn how to carry out these daily routines. This online guide will explain, in simple terms, everything that you are likely to need to know about caring for your baby during the first year of life.
It is important to take care of yourself too, especially in the days after the birth, so your post-natal care is described.
Feeding your baby should be a special time for you both, regardless of whether you are breast or bottle feeding in the early months.
But when things go wrong, or your baby doesn’t feed in the way you expect, it can be difficult to know what to do. Breast and bottle feeding are discussed here, along with the latest information on when and how to introduce first foods.
When your child is unwell it is quite natural to be concerned. Knowing what to do and when you need to call the doctor comes with experience. Initially most of the new parents tend to take wrong decisions since they are not aware of how to react in urgent situations. Later, as time passes by, parents tend to learn all these aspects.
In the meantime the study on common childhood ailments such as coughs, colds, teething and sickness tells you how to relieve discomfort and when you should seek medical help. This study is crucial because it may not be required always, but once you need it, its really critical.
Caring for your baby will take up a great deal of your time during the first year, so use the daily routines of bathing, feeding and changing as a time to get to know and enjoy each other.
The Author “Tom Schavo" is an expert baby care adviser who worked for several multinational companies. Although a professional with rich experience, he quit his position in these companies to finally open up his own Baby Care consulting forum. He also provides free advise on baby care related problems and runs a site on baby care.